Composing Music for Film II (Beginner Level)
Getting started on a film score can be terrifying, but it doesn’t have to be! In this class, we’re going to break a score down into its fundamental parts and build up a sound that fits the film like a glove.
The film already has a score, but the scene we’re using doesn’t. Our focus today is creating a sound that is unique to the film and appropriate for its genre, tone, and the emotion conveyed by the on-screen characters. We’ll be doing this by building the score by first layering a chord progression, then adding a melody, refining it, then adding bass that pulls it all together.
What we’ll have in the end is a situational motif that brings out the emotion of the scene. So if you’re interested in scoring a film, please join us.
Before you get started, make sure you’re set up with a DAW you’re comfortable with, I’ll be using Ableton Live 11. I’ll also use ‘Spitfire Originals’ a series of inexpensive music plugins by Spitfire Audio. I’ll also be using Valhalla Supermassive & Ozone 9 by iZotope.